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Favorite Ice Cream Recipes

If you love ice cream, you’re in for some awesome scoops today. Here are our favorite, tried and true ice cream recipes that are easy and super delicious! Best of all, you know exactly what goes into your own all-natural ice cream. Many of these creamy ice cream recipes contain no eggs. Enjoy!

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These tried and true ice cream recipes are creamy, delicious, and so easy.

Favorite Ice Cream Recipes

We are a group of ice cream lovers around here, so it’s our great pleasure to share this little collection of favorite ice cream recipes to make at home. Most of these ice cream recipes need only a few simple ingredients, and many of them don’t require the fuss of tempering eggs. You’ll be surprised how rich and creamy eggless ice cream can be! We’ve got everything from classic vanilla bean ice cream that’s perfection over a slice of blueberry pie or chocolate kahlua cake, to an actual ice cream cake that rivals Dairy Queen’s famous Blizzard cakes. Let’s go.

The Top 10 Flavors

  • Mint Chip Ice Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipe, Homemade Ice Cream
    Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    We’ve got a family full of mint chip lovers, so this mint chip ice cream is a hands-down favorite. It’s loaded with refreshing minty goodness and plenty of chocolate bits. No eggs. A bit of green food coloring is totally optional.

  • cookies and cream ice cream in white bowl
    Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    If you love ice cream and Oreos, this one is for you. This cookies and cream ice cream is my personal fave. It’s creamy, full of chocolate cookie bits, and basically…irresistible. 

  • chocolate ice cream
    Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (no eggs)

     It’s hard to believe this richly delicious chocolate ice cream is this easy to make and contains no eggs. All the chocolate lovers in your life will melt for this. All the people telling me this one’s their favorite homemade ice cream…they all can’t be wrong.

  • strawberry ice cream
    Strawberry Ice Cream

    Go ahead and gather all those fresh summer berries, like right now. Not only do berries star in this refreshing {pretty in pink} ice cream, but nobody will complain when you top their scoops with more fresh berries.

  • easy vanilla bean ice scream scooped
    Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    This vanilla bean ice cream might be the only ice cream recipe on the list that actually uses eggs. When you’re churning up pure vanilla goodness, you want all the creamy richness possible, which calls for egg yolks. This amazing vanilla ice cream never disappoints. 

  • green tea ice cream in a glass cup
    Green Tea Ice Cream

    If you’re ready to walk on the wild side of the ice cream world, give this yummy green tea ice cream a try. It’s got refreshing flavors that’ll “matcha” cravings, every time. 

  • snickerdoodle ice cream
    Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

    Snickerdoodle Ice Cream – This sweet, cinnamony, creamy snickerdoodle ice cream proves that holiday flavors should be had all year ’round. Who can resist snickerdoodle flavors in ice cream form?

  • Dairy Free ice Cream square
    Creamy Vegan Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

    You might be surprised how delish dairy free ice cream can be. Load it up with berries, coconut whipped cream, or whatever toppings you like. 

  • Mint Chip Ice Cream Bon Bons
    Ice Cream Bon Bons

    Yeah, a bit more elbow grease involved in these decadent bon bons, but they’re fun to make and even better to eat. Freeze a big batch of them and impress some friends this summer. Or just pop ’em in your mouth when the kids aren’t looking.

  • Slice of Ice Cream Cake
    Ice Cream Cake w/ Fudgy Crunchies (DQ Cake)

    Dare we declare this copycat DQ ice cream cake to be even better than the store bought original? You get to pick the exact flavors you want in the layers, and the fudge-crunch middle layer is darned amazing.

Video: Watch Us Make Ice Cream

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I make homemade ice cream?

Making homemade ice cream typically involves combining ingredients such as cream, sugar, and flavorings, and then churning the mixture in an ice cream maker. The specific recipe may vary, but this is the basic process.

What ingredients do I need to make homemade ice cream?

The basic ingredients for homemade ice cream include cream, sugar, milk, and flavorings such as vanilla extract. You can also add various mix-ins like chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts to vary the flavor and texture.

How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?

The time required to make homemade ice cream depends on the recipe and the method you choose. Generally, it takes around 20-30 minutes to churn the mixture in an electric ice cream maker.

Can I make ice cream without an ice cream maker?

Technically, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker. One popular method is the “bag method” where you place the ice cream mixture in a sealed plastic bag and then place that bag inside another bag filled with ice and salt. You then shake the bags vigorously until the mixture solidifies. Though some recipes tout this method, we’ve found the best homemade ice cream is using an affordable electric ice cream maker.

How long does homemade ice cream last in the freezer?

Homemade ice cream is best enjoyed within 1-2 weeks after being made. Over time, it may develop ice crystals or gain a bit of “freezer burn” and its optimal texture and flavor may diminish with time.

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Favorite Ice Cream Recipes | Vanilla Ice Cream

5 from 29 ratings
This simple, egg-free vanilla ice cream requires only 4 ingredients and is creamy, smooth, and delicious.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a large chilled bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar (and optional salt) until the sugar is fully dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight. 
  • Turn on the ice cream maker; pour cold milk mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and churn until thickened, about 15-20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. For firmer texture, use rubber spatula to fully transfer the ice cream to an airtight container, cover, and place in freezer for at least 2 hours. May need to let ice cream sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping.


Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Method: churning, Mixing

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    • couponmamacita

    I will take one of each please! These are all amazing selections. I’m obsessed with Mint Chocolate.

    • Corisa | PNW Pixie

    These all sound amazing! My favorites are anything with mint or peanut butter.

    • Kalyan Panja

    With summer at its peak, all these easy ice cream recipes will be helpful to those looking to prepare it at home.

    • Kate

    I’m a huge mint fan, so I love seeing all this mint on your list. There are so many other fun varieties like the Very Berry is calling to me.

    • alexandra cook

    that is looking really delicious and easy to make, this will probably be my kids new fave

    • alexandra cook

    that is looking really delicious and easy to make, this will probably be my kids new fave k

    • Sondra Barker

    I love all of these flavors, especially cookies and cream! I have to try making ice cream on my own. Thanks for sharing! -Sondra Barker

    • Lavern Moore

    I would love to try the vanilla bean and the green tea flavors. Seems really easy to make!

    • faecelinee

    I love ice creams!! all of these looks so delicious. I love cookies and creams, they are my favorites

    • Danielle

    All of these ice cream choices sound so yummy. I absolutely love cookies and cream ice cream!

    • Patricia Martin

    These are some great recipes to try over the summer. It would be great to make it with my daughter for a mom and daughter bond time.

    • sincerelymissj

    Anything with cookies and cream is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all theae tasty recipes.

    • Lyosha Varezhkina

    so much to choose from! i love ice cream in any form, it never fails me. I would like to try each of your recipes!

    • kumamonjeng

    These recipes are great for summer and my favorite is chocolate flavor. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bon-Bons look so cute.

    • Cristina Petrini

    Mint and chocolate all your life but since I can’t eat the hard chocolate anymore I find only mint tastes really good!

    • Gervin Khan

    Oh my gosh, these are really good and delicious ice cream recipes but chocolate and creamy vanilla ice cream are still my favorites.

    • Jeenu Pillai

    They all look so delicious. I am definitely eating ice-cream today and would definitely be using one of your recipes.

    • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Mint Chocolate Chip is the BOMBBBBB! I have made a lot of ice cream in my day and it’s just so so so so good! I remember going through a phase where I would just eat ice cream for dinner (well, the ice cream I MADE – from coconut milk, protein powder and erythritol, so it was mad healthy). Hmmm I feel like I need to relive those days LOL!

    • Tonya Morris

    OMG these all look incredible! I want to make some chocolate and cookies and cream ice cream!

      • chewoutloud

      I know! My all time favorite too!

    • Wren Marie

    With the 4th just around the corner I always make homemade ice cream. I need some new recipes to liven it up!

      • chewoutloud

      super fun that you make homemade ice cream, too! 🙂

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